Niermann Weeks Sample Sale: Balustrade Lamps

Niermann Weeks Sample Sale: Balustrade Lamps

Back in November I attended the annual Niermann Weeks Sample sale in the lobby of their factory in Millersville, Maryland.  Here is a picture of the lobby hours before the sale (image from Eleanor McKay’s Blog). There was so much great stuff to look at.  Particularly, I fell in love

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Traditional Chair “Before & After”

Traditional Chair “Before & After”

  Emily emailed me looking for a fabric similar to one she had on a hand-me-down chair from her mother.  It had been purchased through an interior designer in the 1980s, and she loved the large damask pattern on the chair.  However, as you can see from the before pictures

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Maddie’s Nest – A Pink and Green Nursery

Maddie’s Nest – A Pink and Green Nursery

So, if it isn’t obvious yet, “Maddie G Designs” was named after my daughter Madeline Grace.  When the calls went out that she had arrived a friend congratulated us on the birth of “Maddie G.”  The name had a ring to it and it has stuck ever since.  Maddie was born

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My Canvas

My Canvas

As I mentioned in my first blog post, we moved from an urban townhouse to a single family home in the ‘burbs just under two years ago. I thought I would give you a little feel for what I am dealing with here to give you context as I start

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“Ahhhh, the smell of junk!”

“Ahhhh, the smell of junk!”

There is nothing particularly timely about this post, except that I am headed to visit with family over the weekend and my Aunt and I plan to hit the Antiques Extravaganza in Raleigh.  I am looking for some particular prints of silverware from old French books/catalogs, and am hoping to find

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